Kate Hevner Mueller served Indiana University from 1937 to 1969 as Dean of Women, Senior Counselor for Women, and Professor of Education. Dr. Mueller was a national pioneer for women professionals and developed the Master’s Program in College Student Personnel (Higher Education and Student Affairs) at Indiana University in the early 1950s. The Kate Hevner Mueller Senior Awards were established in 2013 to honor IU seniors who have proven leadership on campus both inside and outside of the classroom and who have improved the IU community by their presence.
This year, Indiana University has selected 28 outstanding recipients for the Kate Hevner Mueller Outstanding Senior Award. In this article, we congratulate Taylor-Paige Guba for her ability to represent Dr. Mueller’s essential goals of the university: to promote intellect, develop personality, and inspire citizenship and leadership to all students.
Taylor-Paige is earning a Bachelor of Arts in Cognitive Science and Jewish Studies with a minor in Linguistics from the College of Arts and Sciences. Taylor Paige served as a research assistant in the Learning, Education, and Development Lab where she conducted research on children’s early learning skills, as well as on effects of attentional momentum in adults’ mathematics processing ability. She is the current director for the Midwest Undergraduate Cognitive Science Conference, managing fifteen student workers in the College of Arts and Sciences Executive Dean’s Office. In addition to her leadership experiences in her student employment, she served as the co-chair for the Collins Living Learning Center’s educational programming board.
Taylor-Paige found her support system both in her immediate family and in the IU faculty community. She said:
Thank you to my family for being supportive and helpful as I’ve navigated college life and tried to make the best of whatever situation I was in. Thank you to my faculty mentors for allowing me to contribute to the university, scholarly research, and the general community – especially Dr. Emily Fyfe, Dr. Lara Kreigel, Dr. Carolyn Lipson-Walker, Dr. Padraic Kenney, and Dr. Ann Bunger.”